Inquiry puts students in touch with the original works and with the actual activity of practitioners. That is why it is so exciting, and that is also why it works. - Jeffery Wilhelm
Inquiry can be defined as the process of addressing problems expressed by guiding questions. The questions are key and they drive the activity of the inquiry group and students learn to use problem-solving tools to construt understandings.
Critical inquiry allows students to:
Reading to prepare and fuel an inquiry is a way of situating the text within big questions the student cares about. It allows readers to draws out socially significant information, promotes authentic conversations, and encourages collaborative problem solving.
Adapted from Engaging Readers and Writers with Inquiry by Jeffrey Wilhelm
Quinlan, Ann Marie. “Discovering the Guest’s at Gatsby’s Party.” English Journal, 2015. 105.2: 13-14.